‘Leaked’ iPhone SE packaging confirms 16GB storage and Apple Pay

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iPhone SE will be the star of Apple's March 21 keynote.
iPhone SE will be the star of Apple's March 21 keynote.
Photo: Martin Hajek

The official debut of the iPhone SE is just days away, but it appears that packaging for the new device has already been spotted in the wild, and it confirms some of the device’s new features.

A photo of what appears to be an iPhone SE box was posted on Weibo this morning. If the box is indeed the real deal, Apple’s new 4-inch device will definitely be called the iPhone SE, and it’ll be the first budget-sized iPhone to support Apple Pay.

Here’s a look at the packaging:

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The packaging could easily be photoshopped so take this with a grain of salt, however it does line up with all the rumors we’ve seen so far. The box indicates the iPhone SE will come with a Lightning to USB cable, EarPods, support for global cellular networks, and NFC which is the key ingredient to Apple Pay.

Baseline storage on the iPhone SE will start at 16GB based on the photo. We’ve heard the same thing from the Apple rumormill.

Other features are expected to include an A9 processor, 12MP rear-camera sensor, Touch ID, and the body of an iPhone 5s with a curved glass display similar to the iPhone 6. Apple will unveil the iPhone SE along with a new iPad and Apple Watch bands at an event in Cupertino on March 21st.

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  • Piotr

    Who cares Apple Pay? There’s still no informations about next countries where AP may be unveiled. Even if i’d like to try Apple Pay i’m not able to do this. Anyway. iPhone SE seems to be a smaller version of iPhone 6. blah

    • RyanTV

      I’m guessing that at least some of the 1.78 billion people who reside in countries in which Apple Pay is available care.

      And yes, it is a smaller version of the iPhone! How astute of you to notice. I’m *pretty* sure that’s the whole point.